SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B023908
Module Leader Rachel Mulholland
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject SHLS - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Successful completion of level 1 modules, or equivalent

Summary of Content

This module provides a bridge from the exposure learning in the Foundations for Interprofessional Practice module in Level 1 to the Level 3 practice-based team working module. The focus of the module will be upon interprofessional team working using the concept of communities as a means for students to explore their team working. Using relevant psychological and sociological theory, the concept of communities will be explored and their impact upon health and well-being. The module will use adaptive design as a way to facilitate learning about team working through practical problem solving. In addition, the module will consider the determinants of health and well-being, along with the application of an asset-based approach to health. Given the community focus of the module, students will have the opportunity to work in interprofessional teams to identify an issue that impacts upon a community and provide a research-based wiki to deliver their results. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon the effective functioning of the team throughout their experience


The nature of communities, The psycho- social determinants of health The impact of communities on those determinants Asset approach to public health Effective interprofessional teams Team roles Developing interprofessional skills Developing team activities Researching an issue as part of a team Adaptive design Gathering and presenting information in relation to an issue

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:Demonstrate an understanding of communitiesDemonstrate an understanding of the psycho-social determinants of healthDemonstrate an understanding of asset- based approaches to public healthDemonstrate effective interprofessional teamwork Effectively use technology to gather, analyse and present information

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module will adopt a combination of lectures, group work, e-learning , practical exercises, directed and independent learning to achieve the module outcomes. Reflecting individual student abilities, teaching strategies will include a blend of e-learning through the use of developing technology, the use of scenarios based upon current community issues to facilitate discussion and learning, role playing, individual and small-group learning, group discussions and reflective activities.

Indicative Reading

Belbin, R., 2010, Team roles at work , 2nd edn, Butterworth- Heinemann, Oxford. Day, J. (2013) Interprofessional Working: An essential guide for health and social care professionals. Second Edition. Cengage Learning Hampshire. Galea, S. (2007) Springer Macrosocial determinants of population health , Springer EBooks, New York. Hanlon, P., Walsh, D. and Whyte, B. (2006) Let Glasgow flourish: a comprehensive report on health and its determinants in Glasgow and West Central Scotland , Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow. Marmot, M and Wilkinson, R. (ed) (2006) Social determinants of health , Oxford University Press, Oxford. Naidoo, J. and Wills, J. (2010) Developing practice for public health and health promotion , 3rd edn, Bailliere Tindal. Pollard, K.C., Thomas, J., and Miers, M. (2010) Understanding Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care. Theory and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan. Thomas, J., Pollard, K.C., and Sellman, D. (2014) Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care: Professional Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. Whyte, B. (2016) Glasgow: health in a changing city. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow In addition a range of resources from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health will be drawn upon.

Transferrable Skills

In undertaking this module students will have the opportunity to develop in the following areas: collaboration; communication; interpersonal skills; inter-professional teamwork, task prioritisation and time management; reflection on practice; technologies to access and present information .

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Tutorials (FT) 20.00
Lectures (FT) 10.00
Independent Learning (FT) 147.00
Seminars (FT) 3.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 70.00 35% Group Wiki
Coursework 2 n/a 30.00 35% Presentation